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Grades 3 - 6

SBAC Tech Skills: Grades 3 - 6

In fifth and sixth grade, there are several technology skills that can be taught to better prepare students for the Smarter Balanced (CCSS) testing that begins in grade three.

These skills include:

  • Mouse Practice
  • Keyboarding
  • Navigation
  • Drag & Drop

Each CCSS Tech Skills lesson should be 30 minutes in length (5-6). You can check the student's understanding and mastery of this skill by asking three guiding questions provided in each lesson. The following activities target these technology skills, and whenever possible align with the ELA and/or Math CCSS.

Download: Checking for Understanding


Mouse Practice

Download: Mouse Practice Lesson

Skill Activities and Description
Scroll Practice                
Students will visit Scroll Practice and follow directions to practice using the mouse.

Using Math Maven students are expected to apply their mouse skills by scrolling through prompts to solve the math mystery and answer the question.
Math (3.OA.D.8), (4.OA.A.3)
Highlight Text

Using Highlighting Text, students will wear headphones, listen to the directions and practice highlighting text.

Students will visit Grade 3 Proofreading Makes Perfect and Grade 4 Proofreading Makes Perfect to practice correct grammar, spelling usage and punctuation. Students will need to to practice highlighting text, and placing cursor specific locations in the text.

ELA (L.3.1, L.3.2) (L.4.1, L.4.2)
Mouse Clicking

Students will play Mouse Clicking to improve the speed and accuracy of mouse clicking.

Using Spelling Bees, students will practice their speed and accuracy.              

ELA (RF.3.3)









Download: Keyboarding Lesson

Activities and Description
Keyboarding Students will use Dance Mat Typing to practice typing skills. Students have the option to choose their skill level.

ELA (W.3.6) (W.4.6)


Students will use Typing Club to follow sequential format for improving a variety of typing skills.                               

ELA (W.3.6, W.4.6)
Number Pad Practice

Using Number Pad Practice, students will focus on using the number key pad and will practice using the number pad for speed and accuracy.

Students will play Math Quiz to improve their multiplication fluency, while practicing using the number key pad.                       

Math (3.OA.A.3)




Download: Navigation Lesson

Skill Activities and Description
Using Word Clouds for Kids, students will practice interpreting how to navigate an activity by creating content-specific word clouds.                                   
ELA (W.3.6) (W.4.6)
Writing Into Fields
Esperanza Rising will allow students to respond to prompts by typing into fields. Once finished, they have the option of printing their writing.
Navigating Videos
In Study Jams, students can watch videos and play supplemental games on a variety of topics tied to CCSS Math standards. Play a video, use navigation tools and learn!
ELA (W3.3) (W.4.3)
Multiple Navigation Skills Using Story Starters, students will use a variety of navigation skills including locating hotspots, toggling to advance to next screen and typing into fields to create a story. ELA (W.3.3) (W.4.3)

Drag & Drop

Download: Drag & Drop Lesson

Skill Activities and Description CCSS
Drag and Drop Using Thinking Blocks, students will model and solve word problems, while practicing their navigation and drag and drop skills. Math (3.OA.) (4.OA)